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DIE ERFINDUNG DER NATUR: MAX ERNST, PAUL KLEE, WOLS UND DAS SURREALE UNIVERSUM (The Discovery of Nature: Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Wols and the Surreal Universe). Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 1994. Organized in association with Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, and Rupertinum, Salzburger Landessammlungen, Salzburg. Published by Rombach Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau. 320 pp. with 333 ills. (64 col.). 29 x 24 cm. LC 94-175593 ISBN 3793006883 In German.
An extensive study of the significance of nature and the natural sciences as sources of inspiration and imagery for the Surrealists, this scholarly catalogue documents an exhibition of some 160 drawings, photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures and other works by 30 major European artists, including abstracted floral studies by Klee, compositions based on microscopic forms by Wols, fantastic human and animal figures by Brauner, and many landscapes and plant images by Ernst. Eighteen substantial essays include discussions of the depiction of exotic and imaginary natural forms in art from the Middle Ages through the Romantic era and examinations of such topics as Ernst's renowned graphic series Histoire naturelle, the Surrealists' interest in geological motifs, and the status of nature in Surrealist films.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1900-1945 — Several Media — Surrealism
Plans: 01,05,15
Worldwide Number: 024560
Hardcover $67.50    

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